Medicare information is rarely taught without a reason, however information is actually easy to find. Medicare hosts all its information on the web and in its offices. Prospective members are encouraged to ask questions at any time if core benefits are not clear. For everyone else, Medicare benefits are explained on the internet, on the phone or in writing.
Medicare benefits are summarized into four categories, plans A-D. These plans cover nursing care, doctor care, co-joined services and prescriptions. Medicare.gov hosts this information on its main website. Each page covers the plan in mind and how Medicare recipients can benefit from the exchange. Medicare benefits eligibility is also directly available. The site offers a long list of common questions and answers for normal and special needs patients. Medicare also discusses how spouses apply into Medicare consideration and the application process in general. The site even offers a direct online application to verify and begin receiving benefits. If a patient is looking for rules and guidelines the site offers a plethora of PDF resources; particularly important if patients want to avoid denials. If patients want to find information to the state they are in, Medicare has it. Medicare also lists information about vendors, equipment and local center addresses for supplemental help.
If technology isn’t available Medicare is also reachable by phone to explain Medicare benefits. Potential members can call 1-800-633-4227, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a listed number for most general concerns; it’s the number to call if state information is currently unknown. Medicare operates differently in each state so it’s the best number to start with if members want to learn more about Medicare benefits.
If the phone doesn’t work, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can be reached in writing at the following address: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21244-1850. Members typically receive brochures, pamphlets and introductory information.